It's a name that's been with me for quite some time now, and one that i'll still hold onto,
but around here i think it's time to start using my "real" name.
The name snips came about long before i was quilting and blogging. I no longer remember when i started using it, but it's roots go back to my life as an artist. That's right, i bet you didn't even know that i was once a spray paint artist!
And for those that are familiar with the graffiti culture it's the norm to take on, an alias, if you will. Mostly to prevent being arrested ;)
I assure you that i've never painted anything illegally, but the artist name is just part of the package!
That being said, i'm not here to start a debate on the rights and wrongs of street painting.
Nor am i here to talk about that. I'm really just here to let you know that from this point on, my posts will be signed off by me, Nicole.
|I'm the one on the right!|
Spray painting isn't something that's safe or easily done with two little boys underfoot!
|sorry for the blurry pic!|
Nor is hand cutting all the stencils. Multitudes of paper stencils that little hands could easily crumple and rip!
This hasn't been a decision that i've made lightly. I've been thinking about it for some time now.
Then all it took was one simple question, that Anne of Play Crafts asked me. ~ If you ran into someone at a quilting convention, would you want them to call you nicole or snips? And there was my answer. As easy as that!
Though i've also spent quite some time deliberating on whether or not i could stop using the name and still call my blog snips snippets. Yes, yes i can. It's my blog and i can call it what i want! I will always be snips, it's just time to... i don't want to say grow up, but maybe move on.
So i guess that's really all i need to say, i hope you've enjoyed this look into my past!
Sorry for the lack of quilty pics today, but rest assured i will be back with the progress on Sammy's bday quilt soon!
Any problems with that and you can take it up with the peanut gallery!
High fives for snips, it's been fun!